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London, England’s capital
, set on the River Thames, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.


GBP 120 Billion is the value of Tourism to the UK
The UK Tourism Industry is International Ranked number eight largest international tourism destination ranked by visitor numbers.  The first seven destinations are France, USA, China, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Germany.

The UK is the seventh largest international tourism destination ranked by visitor expenditure.  The first six destinations are USA, Spain, France, China, Italy and Germany.  The UK accounts for 3.4% of global international tourism receipts.

London is a diverse and exciting city with some of the world's best sights, attractions and activities. With so much to do, it's hard to narrow down the long list of reasons to visitou can't fail to be excited by London's amazing attractions.

See the city from above on the London Eye; meet a celebrity at Madame Tussauds; examine the world's most precious treasures at the British Museum or come face-to-face with dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. 

You're spoilt for choice when shopping in London; from the flagship stores on Oxford Street, to gifts and bric-a-brac at London's markets. Shop in Europe's largest urban shopping centre at Westfield Stratford, or visit an iconic department store such as Harrods. 

London attracts the biggest sporting events in the world. See a match in London or take a tour of the capital's spectacular sporting venues, from the home of the English football team Wembley Stadium, to Lord's Cricket Ground or Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum.

You don't need to travel far to find green space in London. The capital is home to eight beautiful Royal Parks, including Hyde Park and Richmond Park. There's also Hampstead Heath, with amazing views over the city. Alternatively, visit one of London's peaceful gardens such as Kew orChelsea Physic Garden.

You don't need to travel far to find green space in London. The capital is home to eight beautiful Royal Parks, including Hyde Park and Richmond Park. There's also Hampstead Heath, with amazing views over the city. Alternatively, visit one of London's peaceful gardens such as Kew orChelsea Physic Garden.